Safe Car Journey Tips

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Just over a year ago I passed my driving test and bought a new car a Fiat 500.

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My ickle car
Since getting my car its been fun zipping around Cardiff but I also have something new to think about like car maintenance.

Luckily for me the Fiat 500 has all types of fancy things as standard which tells me if I need to put oil/petrol in the car (yeah I'm that girl) and if any air is needed in my tyres.

My car is fantastic for helping me keep an eye on those things on a day-to-day basis but before I take any long journey I always like to make sure that no problems will happen along the way.

These things are essential to make sure your journey goes as smooth as possible.

  • Check the oil by pulling out the  dip stick wiping it with lint free cloth and then resubmerge. The gauge on the dipstick should be between min and max. If it's looking a little low then top up but make sure the car is on even ground.
  • Fill up the windscreen bottle - nice clean windows are essential
  • Check all bulbs are working 
  • Check the tyres tread and pressure. So far my tyres are great but if I needed new ones I would head to Point S tyre depot in Cardiff who stock all brands of tyres including the ones I need for my little Fiat.
  • Petrol - essential to have a full tank just in case there is a diversion or traffic jam.
  • Sat Nav! I love my Tom Tom - every car should have one as standard & I urge all drivers to get one & keep it updated!!
  • Lastly for my journey I would need some great old school tunes from Kisstory & a huge bag of Wine gums!
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Ready for my journey!
How do you prepare for a long journey in the car?

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18 comments

  1. These are some great tips, it is always worth making sure you are road ready to go! x

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  2. Great tips! I'm terrible for keeping up with the maintenance of my car and rely on the dashboard alerting me... I currently need to change a light bulb And only last week changed my tyres! lol x

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  3. Congrats on learning to drive. I'm starting lessons next year so this was interesting to me. Any tips on learning later in life?

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  4. These are great tips for those taking a journey, I love your car :)

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  5. Definitely great tips! We always kept a few bottles of water and a blanket in the car too x

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  6. Oh you lucky girl, I lovethe Fiat 500! Not that i could fit a third of my family and clap trap in one!! Great tips, thank you. Kaz x

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  7. I have been driving for far too many years, if going on a long journey I do make sure there is petrol in the car, I have no idea where to check the oil or top it up or water on our car although I would probably be fine if I actually looked, I can put air in the tyres if needed

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  8. If truth be told, I don't really prepare for a long journey aside from asking my hubby to check the car!x xx

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  9. Great tips here, I need to pass my driving test first before I can do any of these. Lol.

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  10. I really miss having a car and would always make sure I pretty much checked all of these before a long journey it was the day to day checking I was bad for!

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  11. Great tips! Our car has just had to go in for some work, it's really useful to know your way around your car a little.

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  12. Big up Kisstory whoop whoop. Nothing like a good old tune to keep you company but remember to keep your eyes on the road!

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  13. I'm not a driver (I've failed my test 3 times) but you have some great tips here for car drivers.

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  14. I love the Fiat 500s they're so cute and zippy aren't they? I drove one in Portugal a few years back and was seriously tempted to change my car when we got back. Some great tips there and definitely worth keeping up with these, now I'm more reliant on my car for work I definitely need to.

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  15. I adore Fiat 500. I always wanted to own one and I hope one day I will.

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  16. I'm lucky that hubby is a mechanic so he always does all the checks and keeps the car on the road, but these are great tips :)

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  17. Great tips - I always check the car over before a long journey, especially in winter

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  18. I am not driving yet, but starting my driving lessons is really high on my priority list. I will keep this tips in mind for the future.

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